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How can I keep from singing? (Part I)

This series of posts shares interviews conducted by Bobby Switzer for a thesis project at Goshen College. The questions below are Bobby’s, with responses from Wilma Harder, Stephanie Krehbiel, Patrick Ressler and Carol Wise. For more information about the Mennonite LGBTQ+ justice

Posted in Kansas City '15, Music, Pink Perspective

Naming Violation: Sexualized Violence and LGBTQ Justice

Contributed by Stephanie Krehbiel This is a strange time to be writing about Mennonites and sexuality. In less than a year, I’m scheduled to defend my dissertation on sexual diversity, LGBTQ Anabaptist activism, and the effects of heterosexism in Mennonite

Posted in General, Pink Perspective

Pink Reflections on a Town Hall Meeting

By Justin Yoder A few months ago I attended one of two “town hall” meetings with MCUSA Executive Director Ervin Stutzman which were hosted at churches in my home Franconia Conference. The meetings were billed as a chance for churchgoers

Posted in General, Pink Perspective

Dios en los Márgenes

de Esther Baruja For English, click here. Marcos 1:40-42 Vino a él un leproso que, de rodillas, le dijo: —Si quieres, puedes limpiarme. Jesús, teniendo misericordia de él, extendió la mano, lo tocó y le dijo: —Quiero, sé limpio. Tan pronto

Posted in Pink Perspective

God in the Margins

by Esther Baruja Para español: haga clic aquí. Mark 1:40-42 A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, ‘If you choose, you can make me clean.’ Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and

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If an elephant has its foot

Crossposted from Coming Out Strong by Katie Hochstedler As the current Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests (BMC) Board President, a founding member of Pink Menno, and a young queer Mennonite involved in the movement for a more inclusive and welcoming

Posted in MCUSA, Pink Perspective

Pink Menno’s Pauline Rhetoric of Reconciliation

by Gerald J. Mast The Messiah has already arrived, the messianic event has already happened, but its presence contains within itself another time, which stretches its parousia, not in order to defer it, but, on the contrary, to make it

Posted in Education, General, MCUSA, Pink Perspective

Reflection by Abby Graber

The night before the [Friday morning] peaceful protest, we went to a meeting to plan it. At this meeting, there was a guy from Christian Peacemaker Teams (Tim Nafziger). He said a lot of things, but one of the things

Posted in Pink Perspective

Home of the brave

by Annabeth Roeschley On the morning of Wednesday june 26,2013 I stood down at the Supreme Court of the United States, listening to the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC gathering to raise voice in song. It was their first performance

Posted in General, Pink Perspective


Phoenix is the fifth Mennonite convention I’ve attended. Why am I going? Back at the 2005 Charlotte Convention, it was there that the Holy Spirit moved me to “come out” to my family. Fittingly, the convention theme was “Can’t Keep Quiet!”. Several years

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